And then let's continue:
"Q. Do you know what position Foday Sankoh was given in
the Sierra Leone government after the peace agreement was
A. I understood that they gave him a position whereby he
was to be in control of the diamond business. That was
the understanding I got.
Q. And how did you get that understanding?
A. I knew when we returned to Freetown. He himself told
Q. Now, you said that Foday Sankoh left out of RIA
airport. Who accompanied him to the airport?
A. I myself accompanied him to the airport, together with
some Liberian securities. He was escorted to the airport.
We were there when they departed. From there we returned
to the guesthouse, I and Mosquito.
Q. When you reached RIA airport, did you see any
securities around the airport?
A. Yes, I saw securities.
Q. Did you know who these securities were?
A. They were SSUs. SSU securities.
Q. You said that 'they' departed. Who are 'they'?
A. Foday Sankoh and Johnny Paul Koroma's group. All of
Q. Now, you said that you and Mosquito went back to the
guesthouse after this departure. What happened after that?
A. When we returned to the guesthouse, Benjamin Yeaten
came and collected Mosquito. He said that they were to go
and meet the Pa, Charles Taylor, to arrange about his
return. So they went and met Charles Taylor. Mosquito
returned to the guesthouse and said that the Pa had said
they should try and return. The following day, Mosquito
and I and Benjamin Yeaten went to Spriggs field. When we
went to Spriggs field to accompany Mosquito, we boarded the
helicopter that was to take Mosquito. In this helicopter,
I saw Benjamin Yeaten - I heard Benjamin Yeaten saying,
'Mosquito, these materials have been given by my dad,
Charles Taylor, because as my brother, Foday Sankoh, was
going to Freetown, you should be keeping security and so
you should take along this ammunition to Buedu.' So from
there we alighted the helicopter.
Q. Now, when you were in the helicopter, what did you see
inside this helicopter?
A. I saw AK - I saw AK rounds in the tins. We used to
call them sardine tins which contained the AK rounds. I
saw up to 15. 15 of those tins. Then I saw RPG bombs with
the TNT. It was - they were in the helicopter.
Q. Mr Witness, when you say you saw 15 tins, what were in
these 15 tins, if you know?
A. They contained the AK rounds.
Q. What kind of helicopter was this that these materials
A. Well, this time it was a helicopter that had a
camouflage colour. It had a camouflage colour.
Q. And did you know whose helicopter it was?
A. Yes, Benjamin Yeaten told us that it was owned by his
dad, Charles Taylor."
Pause there. Do you see what's being suggested there, Mr Taylor?